The district executive committee for elderly in Mukono endorsed Rev. Dr. Kefa Ssempangi for an elderly position representing the central region.
Members of Parliament created 5 more parliamentary seats for elderly persons with one restricted for women.
Regions comprising of Central, Eastern, Northern and Western is entitled to one representative elected by the Elders’ Council constituting all the districts in a particular region.
Only the National Female MP for the elderly will be elected by the National Elders’ Council constituting delegates from all the regions.
Haji Ahamed Kakande the executive committee chairperson notes that they decided to obverse Ssempangi as the best elder in Mukono to compete with others for the position in the central region due to the knowledge and experience he has in social service delivery.
Dr. Ssempangi who is now 80 years his prominence started 1970 when he started first home for the destitute and homeless children in 1971 remembered as ‘Kijjomanyi Christian home for children during the Amin’s regime which later turned into the Africa Foundation in 1979.
The District Representative for Kkoome Sub County Asumani Muhumuza says given the experience he has in caring for children, it is enough for him to think beyond brackets and much about projects that can benefit elderly persons.
Dr Ssempangi served as a Minister for Rehabilitation, Gender and Community Development in 1997. He served as the MP for Mukono East in Uganda People’s Congress before joining National Resistance Movement and served as Ntenjeru South where he retired active politics in 2006.
He is willing to serve the elderly persons in the central region, he stands much on improving their health through sensitizing them about dietary and proper feeding.
Dr Ssempangi learned person with a degree in Art at Makerere University before receiving a scholarship in 1967 for a master’s degree in Art in UK at the Royal College of Art and later a PHD in History at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1971.
He is the founder of Presbyterian church he begun in 1979 before also establishing the Westminster Christian Institute of Uganda.
Recently, he was also elected the board chairperson for Mukono General Hospital by the district council.